29 November 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
Sunset is the lessening second by second of the sun’s daylight. Its effects on the human psyche are extraordinary. Each turns beams of brilliance into a shortening of the yin to the day’s yang. Each brings a focus on its place from rise to demise.
Sunset seems an opposite approach to WordPress Photo Challenge, but each one seems to punctuate the need that we have for light’s presence. As it descends and creates the night, we are privy to its critical role in our daily existence.
In the Lens section are two images taken at my city’s reservoir–a place that allows me to climb to the pinnacle and focal point of the day’s beginning and the next day’s start.
I’ve converted my photographs to black and white, because the monochrome emphasizes the striking effect that light still has on the day. It seduces the landscape, glides across the water, catches our attention, and pivots into quietude.
I’ve witnessed many a sunset, and each points to light and its omnipotence. Each foreshadows yet another round of its perpetual journey in and out of the world that we inhabit–a world unable to exist without its presence.
Note: as always I welcome any comment about this post or any part of my blog.
That’s magnificent! ♥
It is just a wonder what nature get do…
I absolutely agree that Mother Nature’s bounty is omnipresent and wondrous. Thanks so much for your comment.
Both these photos are terrific but my favourite is the second one. I like the strong vertical lines of the building contrast with the long line of the horizon. The angular lines take the eye into the photo.
Thanks so much.
And the light shone itself in the most majestic way. Stunning shots that inspires us to dream, hope and look forward for tomorrow’s surprise . Belated Happy Thanksgiving.
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How I like your black and whites – so powerful!!!
mari, I appreciate your comment. Thanks.
Stunning sunlight! I just noticed that my reader did not pick up your posts…
I wonder why that happens. See you soon. Thanks.
Lovely Sally – I’m partial to the second because I like the effect of the black bars vs the brilliance of the sun. Good choices for the challenge!
Tina, thank you and see you soon.
Very nice light you’ve got there! Beautiful!
Your photos and text make me think of the hymn that begins “Let there be light,
let there be understanding, ” You bring an understanding of light, not merely a description or an image.
I’m humbled. Thank you so much.
I loved the first one as it is more appealing to the eyes. I don’t know much about photography so i just go by the appeal.
Indira, the emotion is a good source of one’s ability to relate to images. Thanks.
Oh Sally, sunsets are so reflective on your day…you brought a great new perspective on it.
Laurie, hope that you enjoyed the holiday with your family and friends. Thanks.
Great both, but I prefer the first one!. The second one makes me think of sitting behind bars…
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I love your photos and words, Sally. Lovely really. 🙂
I’m humbled. Thank you so much.
A beautiful shot Sally!
Great post Sally, I think they’re both fab! But the second one just has the edge for me due to the contrast of the rays with the dark. 🙂
Amanda, see you soon. Thanks.
I like the first one best, but maybe just because you can clearly tell it’s a reservoir. We walk around reservoirs quite a lot.
Sandra, I’m glad that you have this source of relaxation and recreation. See you soon. Thanks.
Beautiful light and shadow~love it.Have a nice weekend ~
See you soon. Thank you.
Wow… Great shots!!!
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Great photos, Sally. I really like the first one best. There’s something almost overpowering about it!
Yes, the sunset was so illuminating as to overpower the senses. Thanks.